Robert A. Heinlein. The Man Who Sold the Moon: Harriman and the Escape from Earth to the Moon! Chicago: Shasta Publishers, [1950].

    First edition, first printing. Signed by Heinlein. Octavo. 288 pages with introduction by John W. Campbell, Jr.

    Black cloth over tan buckram boards. Minimal shelf wear to the binding. Endpapers lightly toned. Minor fading and soiling to the black cloth spine. Textblock tight and clean, with minimal dust-soiling along the top edge. Dust jacket has minor edge and fold wear, with minor staining or toning to the white edges on the rear panel and flap. Spine somewhat darkened, and rear panel lightly rubbed. Overall, a solid, very good copy of a rare signed Heinlein book.

    Bears the publisher's printed label "Future History, 1951 - 2000 A.D." at the bottom of front and back free end papers, covering what appears to read: "Space precautionary Act, Herriman Lunar Corporations." This is an exceptional copy of the first book of Heinlein's Future History series.

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